From the FreeP: Coming out to play: Warriors host Terriers for rubber game

By Tim Healey/DFP Staff

On Friday, the No. 3 Boston University men’s hockey team will look to rid itself of a problem it hasn’t had to deal with since early November: a losing streak.

Following a weekend sweep and season series loss to the then-No. 20 University of Maine, the Terriers (15-8-1, 12-6-1 Hockey East) will try to get back on the winning track when they play No. 4 Merrimack College at Lawler Arena in North Andover Friday night. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m.

The matchup comes at a time when Merrimack (14-5-5, 10-4-3) has run up a 3-1-1 record its last five games, re-finding the early season momentum that made them the number one team in the country at the end of November.

“They’ve adjusted to taking a dip and now they’re back playing real well,” said BU coach Jack Parker. “I’d be pretty sure we’re going to get their best game tomorrow night. Just because it’s a huge game for them too.”

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Projected lines:

Wade Megan – Chris Connolly – Alex Chiasson
Matt Nieto – Sahir Gill – Evan Rodrigues
Justin Courtnall – Cason Hohmann – Kevin Gilroy
Ross Gaudet – Ben Rosen – Ryan Santana

Sean Escobedo – Adam Clendening
Garrett Noonan – Patrick MacGregor
Ryan Ruikka – (Matt Ronan)

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